Posts for tag: Dental Veneers

By Ken Yasuhara, DDS
December 04, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Smile ImageEveryone wants the perfect smile; however, not everyone is born with one. If you are weighing cosmetic dentistry in Honolulu to see what treatment is right for you, here are some of the most popular and common cosmetic dental procedures Ken Yasuhara, DDS performs:

Dental bonding

For those with minor chips, cracks or small gaps between teeth, this conservative treatment might be enough to get the smile you want. Dental bonding uses the same special resin that is used to fill cavities. Your Honolulu dentist will shape the resin to hide your minor imperfections and close up dental gaps. Bonding is not meant for major smile restorations, however.

Teeth whitening

If commercial whitening products are falling flat you may want to turn to professional teeth whitening. In under an hour your smile will be significantly brighter (for some patients, they can leave our office with smiles up to ten shades whiter) and you won’t have to worry about messy trays or fighting with whitening strips to get the whiter smile you crave. Those with yellow stains will benefit the most from teeth whitening, while stains that are gray, blue or brown may be harder to remove. Also remember that any dental work you have (e.g. fillings; crowns) will not respond to bleaching agents.

Dental veneers

Are you dealing with gaps or overcrowding? Are your front teeth chipped, cracked or misshapen? If so, veneers could eliminate all of these dental woes. During this procedure we will shave down about ½ millimeter of your tooth’s enamel to accommodate the veneers, which are tooth-colored porcelain shells that are designed to go over the front of your teeth. Once the minimal tooth preparation is complete, we will use a special cement to adhere the veneers to your natural teeth and then a laser beam will cure the cement to permanently attach the veneers. Since some of your tooth’s enamel will need to be removed for this procedure, veneers are not considered reversible.

Dental crowns

When you are dealing with severe decay or a broken tooth, you may need to replace the tooth altogether in order to restore its function and aesthetics. In this case, a dental crown is recommended. Dental crowns are tooth-shaped covers that go over the crown of your tooth to hide damage and to create a stronger smile. Dental crowns make it easier to speak to friends and enjoy your favorite meals.

Dental implants

If you are suffering with tooth loss you may be fed up with fragile dentures. If you’re looking for a long-term solution to replace a missing tooth, dental implants could hold the key to your new smile. A dental implant consists of a small metal post that is implanted into the jawbone. Over the course of a few months, the gums and bones will begin to fuse and grow around the implant, making it a permanent structure in your mouth. After this is complete, a dental crown will be placed over the implant to complete your smile. While this is a more expensive cosmetic treatment, it is durable and meant to last a lifetime.
To find out more about how cosmetic dentistry in Honolulu could give you the smile you want, call Ken Yasuhara, DDS to schedule your consultation. We would be happy to see which cosmetic option would best fit your needs.
You’ve been thinking about making some changes to your smile but you’re not sure what you want to do. All you know is that you’re tired of noticing those little imperfections and you’re ready to take the plunge into getting your dream smile. Good for you! We’re glad you’re ready to take the next step with us. Let our cosmetic dentistry in Honolulu help you achieve the best smile you can possibly have. Here are only some of our popular cosmetic options to consider:

Smile ImageTeeth Whitening

Maybe you’ve been admiring your favorite celebrities pearly whites wishing they were yours. Well now they can be! With esthetic dentistry in Honolulu, we can get your smile as bright and vibrant as your personality. With a simple teeth whitening system done right here in our office, you’ll feel like you’re walking down the red carpet when you walk out our door.

Dental Veneers

Do you have a gap between your front teeth or are your teeth a bit crowded? Don’t want to spend years wearing braces to fix the problem? Well now you don’t have to. Dental veneers in Honolulu is a wonderful way to get the straight smile you’ve always wanted without all the expense and time of braces. Patients have been thrilled with how easy and quick this procedure is, and everyone loves the results.

Cosmetic Bonding

While chipping a tooth can be frustrating and stressful, it’s pretty common. However, that doesn’t mean you just have to put up with a chipped or cracked tooth. Build up your self-confidence once again by getting this problem fixed. Turn to cosmetic bonding to repair small chips and cracks. Our Honolulu cosmetic dentists are ready to repair those little imperfections to get you your smile back.

Dental Implants

Are you missing one, two or even several teeth? If so, you’ve probably noticed yourself smiling less when in public. There’s no need to hide your smile any longer. With dental implants in Honolulu, you can replace missing teeth with a beautiful dental implant that looks just like a regular tooth. It’s secure and strong, offering a long-term solution for tooth loss.

Call Ken Yasuhara To Discuss Your Options

So if you’re in Honolulu and wanting to talk about your cosmetic dentistry options, call our office today at (808) 947-8900. We can’t wait to help you get the smile that’s rightfully yours.